Signed and dated 'BY. FRISON 1872'
- Natural vein in the marble on the face
- Right toe restored
- Small chip on the little finger of the right hand
Born in Tournai in 1816, Frison first studied in Paris under Jules Ramey (1796 – 1852) and Augustin-Alexandre Dumont (1801-1884), and enrolled at l’École de Beaux-Arts in 1842. He appeared at the Paris Salon for the first time in 1847, subsequently winning a third-class medal in 1851, an honorable mention at the 1855 World's Fair, and a second-class medal at the Salon of 1863.
The current model depicts Delilah, one of several dangerous seductresses in the Hebrew Bible, who, in the Book of Judges, betrayed Samson by cutting his hair. The marble was commissioned by the state for a sum of 5000 francs after a plaster model which was exhibited in the salon of 1869.
6 500 €